§ Lord Hardy of Wath
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How many jobs have been created in 2002 and since 1997 in the county of South Yorkshire and in the Yorkshire region. [HL1510]
§ Lord McIntosh of Haringey
The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.
Letter from the National Statistician Len Cook, dated 13 February 2003.
As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent Question about the number of jobs that have been created in South Yorkshire and the Yorkshire region in 2002 and since 1997. (HL1510)
There are no figures for jobs created but an indication can be obtained by comparing the annual surveys of employee jobs. The annual business inquiry (ABI) gives an estimate of the number of employee jobs in December of each year and the latest year for which figures are available is 2001. The ABI was preceded (prior to 1998) by the annual employment survey (AES) but this survey was carried out on a different basis and so comparisons are very difficult to make. Therefore the earliest year for which comparable data is available is 1998.
The ABI data for the requested two areas in 1998 and 2001 and the net jobs gained are shown below:
Area 1998 2001 Net Jobs Gained GOR: Yorkshire and the Humber 2,049,746 2,085,724 35,978 County: South Yorkshire 482,532 487,808 5,276